WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 27, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
Name of product: Children’s riding toy vehicles
Hazard: A relay on the circuit board can fail causing the vehicle’s motor to overheat and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards.
Consumer Contact: Peg Perego toll-free at 877-737-3464 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at http://us.pegperego.com and click on Customer Service and then on Recalls for more information.
Units: About 3,000
Description: This recall involves Peg Perego’s 850 Polaris Sportsman ride-on, 24-volt battery operated toy vehicles intended for children ages 5 to 7 years. The ATV-style vehicles for two people are silver, red and black and have four wheels, a flip-up backrest for the back passenger and a front and rear luggage rack. Vehicles with date codes 651016, 651017, 651020, 651021, 651022, 651023, 651024, 651027, 651028, 651029, 651030, 660304, 660305, 661123, 661124, 661125 and 661130 are included in this recall. The date code can be found underneath the vehicle seat. Sportsman Twin and 850 EFI appear on the side of the ride-on vehicle and Polaris appears on the side of the vehicle’s seat.
Incidents/Injuries: Peg Perego has received three reports of the children’s ride-on toy vehicles overheating, including one report of a burn.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop children from using the recalled toy vehicles and contact Peg Perego to receive a free replacement circuit board with instructions, including shipping. Consumers can also access the installation instructions on the firm’s website. Peg Perego is contacting known customers directly.
Sold At: Online retailers including Amazon.com, Cabelas.com, Target.com, ToysRUs.com and Wal-Mart.com from October 2014 through May 2015 for between $500 and $600.
Manufacturer(s): Peg Perego USA, of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Manufactured In: United States
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission